Adverse events are common on the intensive care unit: results from a structured record review

Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica, 05/11/2012

Almost one fifth of the patients who died on the intensive care unit (ICU) were subjected to harmful events. Global Trigger Tool (GTT) has the advantage of identifying more patient injuries caused by adverse events (AEs) than the traditional AE–reporting systems used on many ICUs.

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